Everley Guest House Access Statement

The Everley Guest House is a Victorian semi-detached house built in 1896 in central Southsea with nine guest rooms.

Bookings can be made by telephone (02392 731001) or email at everleyguesthouse@ntlworld.com . All bookings require a deposit and an approximate arrival time. Please note, our latest check in time for arrivals is 20:00 hours.

We have no private car park, but nearby on street parking is free. Buses stop within one hundred metres of the house (near “The Festing” public house) and the nearest train station is Fratton approx. one mile away. However, if you wish to catch a bus to our guest house it is better to stay on the train until you reach Portsmouth Harbour train station at the end of the line as this is right next to the bus station terminus and The Hard National Express Coach terminal. From here you need either the number 1 or the number 2 bus. Ask for the ‘Festing Hotel’ stop which is now a large pub on the corner of Festing Road and Albert Road (The Festing). Taxis in town are plentiful and reasonably inexpensive, call Aqua Cars on 02392 811111 or 02392 654321.

The entrance to the guest house from the pavement is one metre wide and has one step 170mm high. A paved forecourt leads to the storm porch which allows an access width of 870mm.A low threshold and a doormat are crossed to enter the front door. It is four metres through a carpeted hallway to the stairs. The shallow stepped, carpeted, staircase has the following dimensions; width-one metre, rise-180mm and tread 270mm. There are no downstairs guest bedrooms.

The only public area is the fully carpeted dining room which is lit by six sixty watt bulbs. The dining room is open between 7.30 a.m. and 9.00 a.m. from Monday until Friday and from 8.00 a.m. until 9.30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. We do not have a guest lounge. There is a public toilet with vinyl flooring at the top of the first flight of stairs.

All of the guest bedrooms have a small en-suite bathroom containing a shower, a toilet and a hand basin. All rooms are non-smoking and are monitored by smoke detectors. If the alarm is triggered please exit by the front door. In the event of a fire we will check that all our guests have left the building and provide assistance if required.

Our full address is:

 Everley Guest House, 

33 Festing Road,

Southsea,

Portsmouth,

Hampshire.

PO4 0NG